MOSQUITO > Red Sox Top Mariners 11-7


Game Summaries edited with files from Richard Park and Don Christie

Beneath a hazy canvas of hot and humid skies, the Red Sox defeated the Mariners 11-7 in four innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 3.

Here is a Red Sox summary of the proceedings:

  • In the top of the first, the Red Sox offense barged out of the starter’s gate with a take no prisoners resolve. Taking full advantage of a handful of walks, the Red Sox offense strung together singles by Myles (9), Lucas (11), Thomas (13) and a key double by Noah (8) to propel themselves out to an early 4-0 lead.

  • Despite some timely hitting that allowed the Mariners to trim the deficit to one, Red Sox starter Vincent (4) pitched a solid bottom half of the first by only surrendering three runs. As the Red Sox infield defense made two key plays to erase a couple of Mariners base runners, Vincent settled down to strike out a M’s batter to bring the curtain down on the inning and preserve the one run lead.

  • The Red Sox faced some tough pitching (2) from the Mariners bullpen in the top of the second. Nevertheless, the Sox were able to squeeze out a run on Owen’s (3) smart base running to stretch their lead to 5-3.

  • In the bottom of the second, Red Sox reliever Noah (8) was solid as he allowed only one Mariners run while recording one walk and three strikeouts.

  • The Red Sox answered back with two runs in the top of the third with singles from Adam (1), Myles and a triple by Lucas to widen their advantage to 7-2.

  • In the bottom of the third, the pesky M’s replied with a pair to trim the deficit to three. Finding the groove, Red Sox reliever Anthony quelled the Mariners uprising with one strikeout and inducing two ground outs to Justin (10).

  • Keyed by respective singles by Alexander (14), Justin and a double by Vincent, the Red Sox plated four insurance runs in the top of the fourth to take an 11-4 lead.

  • Reusing to surrender, the gritty Mariners rallied for three in the bottom of the fourth to slice the shortfall to four. Shaken, but not stirred, Red Sox closer Alexander (14) found the mojo and was able to seal the deal on a hard fought win with two strikeouts and inducing the M’s to hit into a fielders choice to Adam.

Here is a Mariners recap of the game:

  • Overall, the Mariners offense had a good game getting runners on base. However, the M’s were unable to take advantage of some of those opportunities to chalk up some additional runs on the scoresheet.
  • There were a number of points during the proceedings where both the Mariners and Red Sox had the bases loaded, so it was a really exciting game.
  • Mariners pitchers Grayson (11), Sam (2), Shael (3) and Ernesto (7) put in strong efforts on the mound versus the potent Red Sox batting order. As a result, all the members of the M’s bullpen are getting better pitch by pitch with each game played.